This week, The Daniel Plan goes more in-depth about food allergies that may be weighing you down, literally. If you are hitting a wall and not seeing the kind of results you hoped for, your body might be telling you something.

Learn about the effects and symptoms to watch for because you may want to go through a period of detoxification. Both Dr. Mark Hyman, a functional medicine expert, and Dr. Daniel Amen, who specializes in brain health, offer helpful details to get you started.

Dr. Hyman wraps up his 2-part series on detoxifying your body, and gives additional ways to enhance detoxification. Dr. Amen shares food allergies and their effects through his experience reviewing more than 60,000 brain scans and helping patients see measurable results by eliminating certain foods and chemicals. He also shares a Three Circles article which he uses with patients to help stay motivated through these changes in lifestyle behaviors.

On the other hand, if you are making progress and feeling great, keep doing what you’re doing! The Daniel Plan is working. Explore new recipes, keep exercising, working with your small group and enjoy the fun, flavor and adventure of living healthy.

Also, this week, you will want to read about Your Workout Routine, the first in a three-part series from our Fitness Coach, Tom Wilson. He gives an excellent overview of what to include, how much and how to do it. And, The Daniel Plan suggests this week that you take a hike! It’s a great way to get aerobic exercise while enjoying the great outdoors!

Thank you for updating your numbers this week! We plan to share the group progress at the March 19 Health & Fitness Seminar. Plan to join us and bring a friend to hear from each of the doctors, Pastor Rick and Tom Wilson.



  1. Start detoxifying your body. Read this week’s articles, watch the videos and get started if you are experiencing the symptoms outlined. If not, keep doing what you’re doing!
  2. Plan to attend, and bring a friend to Saturday’s Health & Fitness Seminar, 8:30am-12:30pm. If you are, or would like to be, a Health Champion, we have a special treat for you at 1pm. Stay tuned.
  3. Take a hike! Get your group together, select a trail and go for it. Also, highly recommend reading Tom Wilson’s article to guide your workout routine.